The Golden State Warriors fought to overtake the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night, hoping to secure a much-needed win on the road and improve their 11-10 record.
In the end, they didn’t have what it took and fell to Luka Doncic and his Mavericks, 116-113.
It was a tough, close loss and for one brief moment, it looked like the Warriors were going to pull out the win.
Klay had a good look at the game-tying three. pic.twitter.com/9FAcAQVfwE
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In the closing seconds of the game, the Warriors played just as head coach Steve Kerr wrote it up.
The ball was passed to Klay Thompson, who sat at the perimeter, ready to put up a shot with just 4.1 seconds left.
He wound up and let the three-pointer fly.
It hit the rim but didn’t go in and the Warriors were defeated again.
Thompson’s season has been up and down so this moment was even more painful.
It was yet another occasion featuring Thompson coming up short.
The basic premise behind that final shot attempt makes perfect sense and Thompson got a good look.
But it’s interesting that they allowed Thompson to try the shot, considering he was shooting just 1-of-5 from the three-point line at that point.
Thompson has been finding his rhythm lately but his three-point shooting has remained rusty.
His current 39.2% from the three is the second-lowest of his career, only behind last season when he first returned from more than two years away from the game.
Thompson has his good and bad nights and Tuesday was certainly the latter.
He put up just 5 points with 2-of-9 from the field.
The attempted buzzer-beater from the Warriors made sense and it might have been a success in any other hands.